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This program is a bit sporty but not extreme, and offers mountain lovers cool hikes while taking their time, and offering days full of discoveries.
– Authentic travel and joy of living on the farm by the unadulterated places, and the meetings with our village acquaintances along the mountain villages (where all the aperitifs are offered, and difficult to refuse).
– Climbing the summit of the park and the country, the Bobotov at 2523 m.
– 2 days of charm in the Fjord of Kotor and Perast to enjoy the UNESCO sites, combining walking and discovery.
– Less travel by vehicle to encourage taking the time to enjoy the various places.
The PLUS :
– A base for hiking from Obradovic’s farm, and share their life for 5 days
– A la carte hikes with sharp peaks, mountain lakes to swim in, and conviviality
– Rest, walks (or hikes) in Kotor, on the Adriatic Sea
– The services of a French-speaking guide during the trip
– Full board accommodation, except lunches on D1 and D8 and dinner on D7.
– All transfers and entries in the national parks.
– Our assistance on site 24 hours a day
– NOT INCLUDED
– International flights.
– Airport taxes (international)
– Repatriation assistance/insurance
– Lunches on D1 and D8 and dinner on D7.
– Entrance fees to museums and monasteries
– Drinks and personal expenses
Over the last 15 years, we have selected and kept the most beautiful loop hikes in Durmitor National Park, which pass off the paths marked by the old villages, with many possible variations.
Meeting at Podgorica airport. ½ hour later we leave for the northern mountains in P.N Durmitor at the Obradovic’s, where Payo our host is waiting for us with a garnished aperitif.
We will be staying in a farmhouse, at the gates of the national park, with a family from the villages on the banks of the Tara Canyon. Hikes and walks in stars, with return to the lodging in the evening. Traditional products and dishes of the guaranteed country, and always cooked in the wood stove of our hostess Tsana. True responsible tourism, fair, friendly and authentic, where the main supplier is the vegetable garden for the greens, and his cousin for the meat.
Lodging: full board accommodation in a farmhouse for 5 nights
Departure by the high altitude hamlets to make a superb loop passing by the crests of Strmna, by the lake of Oko. Splendid panorama all along the circuit. Descending through the forest of hundred-year-old spruce trees to reach the lake of Novoselj. Fresh break at the lake where our vehicle is waiting for us. At the end of the day we go to the Black Lake, the reference lake for all those who go to Durmitor.
Detour in “town” to have a drink before returning to our farm.
(approx. 5h walk, D+ 450m, D-600m, loop hike)
Lodging at Tsana’s farm, home-made dinner.
At first sight in these authentic landscapes the director Emir Kusturica could appear at any moment, so much the improbable situations can sometimes follow one another. The alpine pastures of Jakičevići are enclosed between the national park and 2 deep canyons, at nearly 1000 meters. Life here emerges from the wintering when the snow melts and the road reopens, and if we are caught, we will hardly pass without a nice shot of Rakija. Apart from the farmers, there is still a nice population of small brown bears, whose tracks are very often found on the side of canyons, but can be seen more easily in spring. We will make a nice walk accessible to all, with a little distance and which remains easy to walk, on a not karstic ground, while skirting the canyon Tara, then that of Šurička.
We return to our lodge for an aperitif and dinner at Tsana.
(approx. 5h walk, D+ 600, D-600m, loop hike)
Few alpinists are still present in the heart of the massif because of its remoteness, but we will meet Vuk or his son Pero. They are in the heart of an ancient glacial cirque at the crossroads of three hiking valleys. We will stop at the sheepfold to refresh ourselves. From there, we have the choice to continue to climb to the Bear Peak, where we can reach the upper pass, or to go back to the abandoned katun of Lokrnjice, before starting the descent through the interesting karstic maze under the back of the ridges, to arrive at the Black Lake (finally!) There we can take a dip and swim depending on the weather.
We will head back to the gite for another gastronomic surprise, and before that the aperitif.
(5h walk, D+ 700, D-700m, loop hike)
Par le versant ouest du massif, nous atteindrons le B.K 2522 (2523 m selon certains !) le point culminant du séjour, après le passage de 2 cols. Paysages alpins changeants, et enchaînement de vallons pour atteindre le socle rocheux du BK, avec ses dentelles rocheuses superbement sculptées de part et d’autre. Le sommet est un vrai crapahut pour atteindre la plate-forme sommitale. Pique-nique à 2522 mètres. Descente pour terminer la boucle par les remarquables plissements géologiques tortueux des Sharene Kobile qui nous accompagnent jusque-là fin du tour, où le véhicule nous attend. Les paysages variables et sans cesse changeants de cette partie du massif ne vous laisseront pas insensibles. Les plissements sont vraiment très caractéristiques voire uniques. A ne pas manquer !
5H de marche, D+ 850m, d- 900m, env. 12 km en traversée (possibilité de faire une variante moins difficile sur cette même randonnée).
Au retour nous pourrons passer par le lac de Potokcina, baignade au lac des Ecrevisses.
Fin de journée, retour à la ferme
We leave our hosts and the Durmitor, with heavy hearts, while trying to avoid the traditional departure drinks ! We will take the direction of the fjord of Kotor. After crossing the north-south pampa, we arrive at the entrance of the fjord. From there, on foot we reach the Austrian fort of Stikmač overlooking the access channel 800 meters below. Breathtaking view on the whole Lovćen chain and up to the open sea. Back to the car and we transfer (30 min) to Kotor city, where we stay.
We are well and truly gone from the mountains, and the urban atmosphere is totally different from the life of the north and the inhabitants that we just experienced.
Walking: 2h30 to go, 1h30 back, D+ 400m, D-400m.
Accommodation: small 3 star hotel near the old city walls, dinner included in the city
Morning in the heart of the city, then visit its medieval fortifications. We’ll take the roundabout way to discover these places with a very busy history. We will go through the schoolchildren’s path to reach the top of the fort and enter the ramparts through a hidden gunboat. We will go back down the famous “chemin de ronde” to the heart of the city.
In the afternoon, visit of Perast with 16 bell towers and 2 alleys! Then we will take the boat to visit the church of Our Lady on its artificial islet in the middle of the fjord.
A mandatory stop for a swim in the sea by the village, we have also the option to swim back to Perast. We will return to Kotor by the end of the afternoon, to continue to discover the small secrets of this pearl, this until late in the evening depending of your levels of energy !
Possibility of swimming.
2nd night in Kotor in a small 3 star hotel, dinner in town
Quiet morning, and according to your schedule we will propose to you an adapted program.
Transfer to Croatia and the airport of Podgorica or Tivat.
Important remark: the hikes can be adapted according to your desires, and be more or less difficult and long.